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November/December 2018

Tom Buck, CTP, has joined GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, as a principal and member of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice. He oversees operations in the firm’s New York office. With 20 years of experience advising companies, lenders, and creditors, Buck was most recently a principal with EisnerAmper. He has handled operational turnarounds, financial restructurings, divestiture transactions, merger integration, enterprise improvement, and orderly liquidations. He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University, and is a CTP and a CIRA.

Marc J. Carmel has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as a member in the Business Restructuring Services Department. He most recently was a director at Longford Capital Management, where he led the litigation finance firm’s investments in the bankruptcy and restructuring sector. Before that, Carmel practiced at Kirkland & Ellis and Paul Hastings. He has nearly 20 years of experience representing companies, private equity and other investment firms, directors and executives, and creditors and equity holders in a variety of distress and non-distress engagements across multiple industries. He advises clients on strategic alternatives, both in and out of court, and in financing and acquiring distressed companies.

Tad Davidson and Tyler Brown have been appointed co-leads of the Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice of Hunton Andrews Kurth. Davidson and Brown were appointed to these new roles following the combination of Hunton & Williams LLP and Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP earlier this year, which created a 1,000-lawyer firm operating through 15 domestic and five international locations. Davidson is in the Houston office, and Brown is in the Richmond, Virginia, office. Hunton Andrews Kurth represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and committees in Chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court transactions. The practice also focuses on prebankruptcy workouts, distressed real estate transactions, and insolvency and counterparty risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and general corporate transactions.

John Kemp and Gene Rosendale have joined Ravinia Capital as partners, and Suzanne Burke, CTP, has joined the firm as a senior director. In addition, Kobus van der Zel, CTP, has joined the recently launched Ravinia Capital Process Improvement entity as a partner. Ravinia, an independent financial advisory and investment bank in Chicago, specializes in sales and capital raises, including debt refinancing; mergers and acquisitions advisory; and helping clients develop and execute strategic alternatives.

Richard NeJame has joined B. Riley FBR Inc. as a senior managing director in the firm’s Corporate Restructuring division. Based in the investment bank’s New York office, NeJame is a veteran corporate restructuring advisor with expertise in leveraged finance, distressed M&A advisory, and capital raising for special situations. He previously was a managing director and head of restructuring and special situation advisory for investment banking with Oppenheimer & Co. NeJame holds an MBA in accounting and finance from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and economics, cum laude, from Duke University.

David Storer has joined The Carlyle Group to lead the new asset-based lending strategy within the direct lending group. Based in Boston, he most recently was with Pathlight Capital LLC, a business he helped create in 2012, where he managed the underwriting and portfolio functions. Storer holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Clemson University.

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